Blue skies and sunshine, Pimm’s on the terrace and garden games on the lawn… it’s easy to see why so many couples fall in love with the idea of summer weddings.
1. Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire
This oak-beamed barn is as beautiful on the outside as it is when you step inside the charming, light-filled space. Perched on the shore of a private lake, summer weddings are seriously special here when you say “I do” alfresco beneath the Oak Clock Tower with the lake as your backdrop.
Image courtesy of Adam Riley Photography
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2. Oxnead Hall, Norfolk
Oxnead Hall has to be one of the most romantic venues around. Combining country house grandeur with a lake and riverside setting, prettily planted gardens and a charming barn too, this venue really does have it all. And with so much outside space on offer, it’s perfect for summer weddings.
Images courtesy of James Powell Photography
3. Gaynes Park, Essex
For a combination of city and country, look no further than Gaynes Park. You can enjoy views of the London skyline while surrounded by 1,000 acres of countryside. Tie the knot in the Orangery and your walk down the aisle will take you through the delightful Walled Gardens before stepping into the ceremony room. For a humanist ceremony or blessing, why not get married in the gardens themselves?
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4. Delbury Hall, Shropshire
Exchange vows beneath the romantic canopy of the Garden Pagoda at Delbury Hall, then celebrate with your nearest and dearest in the charming Coach Yard. Blessed with a south-facing location, you can make the most of the sun at summer weddings here as you enjoy the ornamental lake and gardens.
Images courtesy of Richard Skins Photography
5. Blackwell Grange, Warwickshire
When it comes to romantic wedding venues, the Cotswold countryside sets the perfect scene. Sip Champagne on the Apple Tree Lawn, snap group photos on the Cider Lawn or sneak off for some one-to-one time as newlyweds in The Chestnut Dell – it’s all possible here.
Images courtesy of Binky Nixon Photography
6. Curradine Barns, Worcestershire
With the Great British weather not always on side, summer wedding venues need to offer the best of both and Curradine Barns certainly does that. You can marry in the charming Garden Gazebo or head inside for your ceremony in the chapel-like Granary Barn, ensuring a dream day whatever the weather.
Images courtesy of Cotswold Pictures
7. Braxted Park, Essex
If there’s one hallmark of romantic wedding venues, it’s a long, sweeping driveway. This Georgian mansion also offers romantic ceremony spaces, both inside and out, and beautiful gardens to enjoy as you wish!
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8. South Farm, Cambridgeshire
For a romantic wedding venue with a charming country twist, South Farm simply has to be on your list. There are beautiful rooms inside, but for summer weddings, it’s all about the great outdoors here. Say “I do” in the Summer Garden and capture picture-perfect photos along the Wisteria Walkway.
Images courtesy of Ria Marshall Photography
9. River Cottage, Devon
Your guests will never forget your ceremony in the Vegetable Garden at River Cottage. Walk down an aisle of organic vegetable patches, through a witch hazel arch woven with scented sweet peas while your guests are seated on straw bales around you. Summer wedding venues don’t get quirkier than this!
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10. Millbridge Court, Surrey
The purpose-built and ultra-pretty barns at Millbridge Court combine contemporary design with country charm, making it one of the most sought-after romantic wedding venues. The floor-to-ceiling windows in The Ceremony Hall offers glorious garden views with ceremonies available outside under The Arbour, too.
Image courtesy of Anneli Marinovich Photography
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11. Hyde Barn, Gloucestershire
If you’re planning a rustic and vintage style, then you’ll love Hyde Barn. Take in the Cotswold countryside from the oak-beamed barn or celebrate under the wisteria-entwined arbour. There are few summer wedding venues more whimsical than this.
Once you’ve worked out your venue, it’s time to think about themes. Check out our guide to the best wedding themes for summer weddings to get started.